Manager’s Messages

Stage 2 Water Shortage-Help Save Up to 20% of Water Use

With the Stage 2 water shortage there are new State and City restrictions. All residents will need to adhere to the the following watering schedule:

Voluntary Actions to Save Water 

  • Reduce your irrigation runtimes to prevent runoff
  • Prevent landscape watering during rainfall
  • Wash only full loads of clothes
  • Use the dishwasher only after it is full
  • Water fountains must have a recirculating pump, and be leak-proof

The City of West Sacramento is currently under a Stage 1 Water Shortage

Please see the below recommendations for details on helpful actions.

  • Take a look at your current sprinkler schedule. Consider removing one or two days; and make sure the runtimes are less than 15 minutes per start, for lawns. If you want more time, use the cycle-and-soak method of adding a start time. Too much water at once creates runoff.
  • Schedule your irrigation for the early morning to reduce evaporation
  • Prevent landscape watering during rainfall
  • Fix leaks and faulty sprinklers promptly
  • Sweep your sidewalks and driveways instead of using a hose
  • Check your toilet for a leak. This may seem small, but toilet leaks can add up! 
  • Wash only full loads of clothes
  • Use the dishwasher only after it is full
  • Water fountains must have a recirculating pump, and be leak-proof

2022 Pool Season

This years pool season is from April 30, 2022 through September 30, 2022. The pool hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. For the 2022 pool season the family pool and lap pool will be heated to 80 degrees. Early lap swim is also available to residents during the pool season from 6:00 am to 10:00 a.m. The early bird form is required to be completed and submitted to the manager in order to be set up with access for early lap swim.

Indoor Masking no longer required, but strongly recommended

Per revised California Department of Public Health and Yolo County guidelines, indoor mask requirements have been updated as follows:

  • Effective March 1, 2022 , the requirement that unvaccinated individuals mask in indoor public settings will move to a strong recommendation that all persons, regardless of vaccine status, continue indoor masking. 
  • Universal masking shall remain required in specified high-risk settings.
  • After March 11, 2022, the universal masking requirement for K-12 and Childcare settings will terminate. CDPH strongly recommends that individuals in these settings continue to mask in indoor settings when the universal masking requirement lifts.

“Yolo County continues to see a decrease in both cases and hospitalizations since the Omicron peak on January 9,” said Yolo County Health Officer, Dr. Aimee Sisson. “I continue to strongly recommend that everybody wear a mask indoors because the case rate in Yolo County remains high. Choose the best mask in terms of fit and filtration that you can consistently wear. An N95, KN95, or KF94 mask is the most protective mask available.”

Our understanding of the effectiveness of masking has evolved over the past two years of the pandemic. By wearing a mask that fits well and filters well, like an N95, KN95, or KF94, you can protect yourself against COVID-19, even if others around you are not masked. This is called one-way masking.

People have different levels of comfort with recent masking changes based on personal circumstances. As we move away from requirements to recommendations, respect for an individual’s masking choices is paramount. This respectful approach is supported by State guidelines, which indicate, “No person can be prevented from wearing a mask as a condition of participation in an activity or entry into a business.”

Yolo County Revises COVID-19 Guidance to Align with State

Following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Yolo County has revised its local health orders to align with shortened COVID-19 isolation (PDF) and quarantine (PDF) periods, reducing the duration of isolation and quarantine to 5 days instead of the earlier 10 for most individuals. The shortened isolation and quarantine periods are based on scientific studies that show most transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19 occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days before the onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after.

Isolation for individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 can now end after 5 days, but only if the person has no symptoms or symptoms are improving, tests negative on day 5 or later, and wears a mask that fits and filters well over their mouth and nose when around others indoors until day 10. Because PCR tests can result in a positive test for a month or longer after infection, tests to end isolation need to be antigen tests. Yolo County has started planning to make free home antigen tests available to those testing positive.

Quarantine for individuals who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 can now end after five days with a negative test on day 5 or later if the individual wears a mask that fits and filters well over their mouth and nose when around others indoors until day 10. The test to end quarantine can be either an antigen test or a PCR test. Individuals who have tested positive in the previous 90 days are no longer exempt from quarantine after close contact with someone with COVID-19, nor are individuals who are eligible for a booster dose but have not yet received their booster.

“Yolo County is aligning our isolation and quarantine requirements with those of the State and the CDC,” said Yolo County Health Officer Dr. Aimee Sisson. “The shorter time to isolate or quarantine allows children to return to school and adults to return to work. However, in order for the new guidance to keep us safe from the highly contagious Omicron variant, we need to respect the requirements to test negative before ending isolation or quarantine after 5 days and to wear a mask indoors on days 6-10.”

As part of the new guidance, home antigen test results will now be accepted as proof of either a negative or positive test, although some workplaces or schools can and may have stricter requirements. At minimum, an individual should document their home test result with a photo of the test result, the individual’s name, and date and time of collection. Individuals testing positive with a home test should report their test result to their healthcare provider or call Yolo County Public Health at 1-833-YOLOCOV (965-6268). An online reporting platform is under development as home tests become more common.

Isolation and quarantine periods for health care workers are different from those of the general public. Depending on vaccination status and whether critical staffing shortages are occurring, health care worker isolation and quarantine range from 0 to 10 days.

Dr. Sisson strongly urges Yolo County residents to take steps to protect themselves and others against COVID-19. Vaccination, and a booster dose if eligible, remains the best protection against COVID-19. With the Omicron variant, cloth masks alone do not offer enough protection. Upgrade your mask to an N95, KN95, KF94, or similar respirator, double mask with a cloth mask over a surgical mask, or place a PM2.5 filter between the layers of your fabric masks. Make sure your mask covers your mouth and nose without gaps between the edges of the mask and your face. Get tested if you have any symptoms, after close contact with someone with COVID-19, before leaving isolation or quarantine, or before and after a gathering or travel. In addition, stay home if you feel sick and pursue testing.

For information on the new guidelines and COVID-19, visit www.yolocounty.org/covid. The CDC and the California Department of Public Health also offer additional resources on COVID-19.

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Location

West Sacramento
Just across the Sacramento River from downtown

Management Team

Manager
Broasha Shelton | bshelton@actionlife.com

Management Company

Action Property Management
www.actionlife.com
Regional Office
1722 J Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95811
phone | (949) 450-0202
fax | (949) 450-0303